Essay Awards

Essay Awards

Students are responsible for verifying scholarship deadline dates.

 

7BINARYOPTIONS.COM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST - $3,000

"All students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarship essay contest. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners are all also encouraged to apply. To enter our 2020 scholarship, you will need to write an essay with the title: “The Goals I Will Achieve in 10 Years.” All applications must be sent to: scholarship@7binaryoptions.com before December 15th, 2020 with the title “Scholarship Essay Contest”.
The style does not necessarily need to be in an academic style – you can be creative and use your own style and imagination."  https://www.7binaryoptions.com/scholarship/ Deadline December 15, 2020.

 

AIA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE AFTERMARKET FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - $1,000

Qualified applicants must be: a graduating high school senior; enrolled in a college-level program, university or an accredited automotive technical program (contact AIA for a complete list); priority given to those pursuing a career in automotive aftermarket; attending a full-time program in Canada or the United States; Along with the application you must submit a 250 word essay, a high school transcript & letter of recommendation. Applications can be sent by mail or by e-mail. https://www.aiacanada.com/career-resources/grants-and-scholarships/aia-and-the-university-of-the-aftermarket-foundation-uofaf-scholarship-program/  Deadline June 15 each year.

 

ALBERTA FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $1,500

The applicant must be enrolled in a minimum one-year environmental sciences or related program at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution; must also be or have a parent that is a member of the AFGA or an affiliated fish & game club; must be 21 years of age or younger; must fill out application & write a minimum 500 word essay; not necessarily based on high marks. Detailed information & applications are available on-line at https://www.afga.org/afga-educational-scholarship/.  Deadline February 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

 

ALBERTA MILK  - MILK EVERY MOMENT SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 (2 available – 1 female, 1 male)

This award is for students who achieve a balance in life, participate in school life, and have the desire to do great things in life.

  • Grade 12 student
  • Participate in athletic activities (school intramurals, member of a sports team, participate in activities outside of school i.e. Dance, water polo, hockey, karate, etc.)
  • Demonstrate an attitude of fair play  and sportsmanship while participating in sport and social activities
  • Show personal development with involvement in activities other than athletics and academics (i.e. Community work, hobbies, clubs, youth programs, etc.)
  • Plan to attend a post-secondary facility in Canada
  • Be an Alberta resident

Applicants will be required to submit four complete copies of the application signed by the student and school principal/assistant principal, a resume, maximum two letters of reference, and an essay of a maximum of 500 words. The Alberta Milk Never Stop application form, requirements and eligibility criteria are posted on the ASAA website  https://www.asaa.ca/recognition/scholarships/alberta-milk-asaa-scholarship   Students must be nominated by their school.  Please contact your Career Centre to request consideration.  The deadline for schools to submit to ASAA is June 30 annually, so students must have their applications in at their High School Career Centre on or before June 14 annually.

 

ALBERTA SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $2000 (2 available)

To qualify, applicant must be a graduating senior & a Trail Pass member of the ASA as of January 1 of that scholarship year; must submit a cover letter, a resume, a summary of involvement in snowmobiling, a transcript of grade point averages, & an essay of the theme provided. Applications available on-line at http://albertasnowmobile.ca/discover/news/asa-news/club-news-details?id=36. Application must be received at ASA by March 30, 2020.

 

BLITZ SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Must be a high school senior or transitioning from high school to post secondary. Essay and photo required.  For more information, go to: https://www.nowblitz.com/blitz-scholarship/.  Deadline July 1, 2020.

 

CALUMET SYNERGY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD - 1 of $1,000, 2 of $500

Eligibility criteria: live in the CSA area; be entering first year of full-time undergraduate studies leading to a degree, diploma or certificate; have demonstrated positive support and service to the community; write an essay to indicate why you are deserving to receive this scholarship award; have confirmation from the Registrar's office of the post-secondary institution that you are attending indication your full-time status. Applications available in the Career Centre. Deadline June 26, 2020.

 

CANADIAN AGRIBUSINESS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - $2,500

Who is eligible: Canadian Grade 12 students who are entering into an accredited agriculture college or university.  Seven $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, academic standing, and an essay response to the question, "What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?" http://cabef.org/ Deadline April 30, 2020, 5:00 PM EST.

 

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PRINCIPALS STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD - $250

Criteria for Selection:  (100 possible points): Leadership in school activities (1 to max. of 25 points), Leadership in the community (1 to max. of 25 points), Academic achievement (1 to max. of 20 points), Essay (1 to max. of 20 points), Recognition, awards, honours and scholarships (1 to max. of 10 points).  Information and applications available at: https://cdnprincipals.com/.  Click on "Awards" in the top menu bar, and go to "application forms"  Deadline March 1, 2020.  Must request nomination from your school.  Schools are allowed to nominate only one student.

 

CANADIAN COWBOYS ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL RODEO SCHOLARSHIP -  2 of $500

Must be a member in good standing with SHSRA; Provide proof of enrollment to a secondary institution or program prior to the Scholarship being paid out; Complete the application form in full.   https://canadiancowboys.ca/scholarships/   Deadline July 31 of each year. 
Provide the CCA with a written application (essay form) that includes the following:
• Number of years involved in rodeos
• Events worked in rodeos
• Rodeo Accomplishments
• Rodeo goals
• Education goals
• Financial need (how would the scholarship help your needs)
• A short summary of what rodeo means to you

 

DALTON CAMP AWARD - $10,000 & $2,500

The $10,000 award is a prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy. There is an additional prize of $2,500 to the best essay submitted by a student journalist. Eligible essays written in English up to 2,000 words in length will be judged on both subject matter and strength of written expression on an anonymous basis by a jury. Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,000 prize.  https://friends.ca/dalton-camp-award/  Deadline: March 20, 2020 at 8pm EST

 

DCCI SCHOLARSHIP FOR CANADIAN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - $1,000

The scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian high school student with a documented disability who is pursuing post-secondary education in the field of study in health care, criminal justice or community & social services at an accredited Canadian institution for the upcoming academic year 2020/2021.

To apply, submit an original essay of 500-700 words with the following topic: “How your disability shaped your decision to study the program you chose.”

 

ENERGYRATES.CA SCHOLARSHIP - $500

​To be considered for the scholarship, you must write an essay, no more than 500 words in length, telling where you see the future of the energy industry.  Applicants must be enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution, or planning to enroll in such an institution within the following calendar year. The subject of the essay must fall within the parameters described on the web site. The essay must be written in English or French, and have a length of no more than 500 words (not including title, applicant name, etc.).The winner of the scholarship grants EnergyRates.Ca non-exclusive publication rights to their essay, so that we can feature their winning essay on our scholarship site.  https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/ Deadline January 31, 2021.

 

FRASER INSTITUTE STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST - $1,500, $1,000 & $500

2020 Essay Contest -- The Ideas of Milton Friedman: Exploring the Connections between Economic Freedom and other Freedoms or Aspects of the Human Condition. Go to https://www.fraserinstitute.org/education-programs/west/students/essay-contest for more information and useful links and to submit your essay.  https://www.fraserinstitute.org/education-programs/west/students/essay-contest Deadline June 1, 2020.

 

FUTURE MASTERFEEDER SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Who is eligible: Canadian individuals aged 17 to 19 who are pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning applicant that can demonstrate their passion and potential through an essay about what they hope to achieve for the future of food production or other ag-related pursuits through their education.  https://masterfeeds.com/future-ag-master-program.  Deadline April 30, 2020.

 

LACOMBE COUNTY MUTUAL AID DOUG SPROULE SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, a resident of Alberta, be graduating from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, submit an essay of 800 – 1,000 words on Emergency Preparedness, be registered to commence studies at a recognized Alberta post-secondary institution, broad definition, in a program of at least one (1) year in length. Preference will be given to a student who is: pursuing a course of studies which is related to Emergency Services OR a member of, affiliated with, or related to a member of Lacombe County Emergency Services.

Deadline March 31, 2021.  Applications available at: https://www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/download/111041

 

MOORE SHILLETO SOCIAL STUDIES ESSAY AWARD: - $250, and 2 of $50

This award is given annually to a deserving student enrolled in LCHS upon selection by the Moore Shilleto Selection Committee on the basis of a written essay. This award honors the vision of Canada as a just society; acknowledges the sacrifices of our pioneers.  Topics and further details can be found at: https://www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/download/240098

 

ODENZA MARKETING GROUP SCHOLARSHIP - $500

You must be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the day of the deadline, Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the deadline, Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.), Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada.

Deadline March 31, 2021.  https://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship.php

 

PRETTY LIGHTROOM PRESETS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500

Must be a high school senior or be transitioning from high school to post secondary. To qualify, students must carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the topics posted on the site. https://www.lightroompresets.com/pages/pretty-lightroom-presets-scholarship-program Deadline April 15 each year.

 

PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS SCHOLARSHIP - $500

Must be a high school senior or be transitioning from high school to post secondary. To qualify, students must carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included.  https://www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program  Deadline October 15 each year.

 

RED DEER & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL ESSAY CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP - $1000

Awarded to a student who is a grade 12 graduate of a Central Alberta High School; enrolled and will be attending a post-secondary institution full-time; must provide confirmation of registration to a post-secondary education in a degree or diploma course program at a recognized university or college; provide a copy of the statement from the institution indicating courses for each semester and a copy of class schedule as well as a copy of the receipt indicating payment of tuition.

Contestants will be required to write an essay (1000-1500 words) on the following topic: "Why is Labour Important to Society?" Essays will be marked on: content, creativity & style, organization, and mechanics. Deadline September October 31, 2020.

Writing tips:  Choose a specific union that has been part of a landmark decision (e.g. the RAND formula or the pay equity for CUPW members, or the more recent Court Injunction against the Alberta Government’s Bill 46).   Discuss what the decision is, how it came about, the end result and how that result is important to society as a whole and to your community specifically.  

Essays must be mailed to: The Red Deer & District Labor Council Executive, #106, 4730A – 50 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2 or emailed to: rddlc1@gmail.com

 

RED DEER & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Must be a grade 12 graduate of a Central Alberta High School.  Be a full time student attending a post-secondary institution.  Provide confirmation of registration in a post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized university or community college. Write an essay, subject provided annually by the RDDLC.

Deadline October 31, 2020.  Applications and topics available at the Career Centre.

 

RE/MAX “QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE” SCHOOL BURSARY -  16 of $1000 each

Sixteen individual bursaries of $1000 given to Western Canadian Grade 12 students based on an essay. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills.  Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities.

Only on-line entries will be accepted. Students can enter online at: https://blog.remax.ca/quest-for-excellence/.  Deadline March 15, 2021.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION POSTER AND LITERARY CONTESTS

National Prizes - Category 1 Senior, Grades 10, 11 & 12.

  • First prize: $275 and a trip for two to Ottawa to participate in the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.
  • Second prize $200.

Applications and information available from your local Legion in late fall.  Contact your local Legion for regional deadlines.  Deadlines tend to be near Remembrance Day.

 

VIMY PILGRIMAGE AWARD

Young Canadians, aged 14-17, who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work are eligible to apply for the Vimy Foundation’s annual Vimy Pilgrimage Award. The Award is a fully-funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort. Applicants are required to submit a 500 word essay describing their volunteer work; a 500-750 word biography of, and tribute to, a solider or nursing sister; a 500 word motivation letter; a resume detailing their relevant experiences; and a reference letter from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, service club, volunteer organization, etc. The program will take place from November 2 - 12, 2021. Applications open January 4, 2021.  Deadline February 15, 2021

 

ZOEKEN AGAINST THE ODDS SCHOLARSHIP - $500

Applicants from all backgrounds, disciplines and Canadian provinces and US States are encouraged to apply.  The Scholarships are awarded every six months during the months of March and October. You must be a current student to be eligible for this scholarship. The Deadline: February 28 for the March Award and September 30 for the October award.

To be considered for this scholarship, please provide the following details:
-Full Name
-University or college
-Anticipated year of graduation
-Major/minor area of study

In addition to above, Please send an essay of no more than 500 words highlighting the toughest odds you have faced in your life so far and how you overcame them to continue on the path of academic success. If you are still grappling with those odds, you are especially encouraged to apply. 

Please send your scholarship essay and details via email to scholarship@zoeken.ca For more information: https://www.zoeken.ca/home/scholarship/